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  1. No one here has any idea whether BOS would want Madrigal. He's probably one of the more polarizing prospects out there. Just because he's a small guy doesn't make him the next Dustin Pedroia. If Madrigal develops 15-20 HR power, we'd all be thrilled. Realistically, I'd think Vaughn would have to be the centerpiece of a Betts trade, and no thanks. Trading for Betts really only makes sense if you're going all out for a world series in 2020. Otherwise, just bid on him when he hits the open market next year.
  2. I wouldn't trade for Betts. We're not going to win that bidding war to sign him long term, and I wouldn't want to give up top prospects for one year of his services (it's going to take a lot more than Steele Walker as the headliner, lol). If we want to bid on him though, wait a year and give it a shot I guess. I don't see how we put together a trade for Betts that doesn't involve Robert or Vaughn. Not sure Madrigal would even get it done, sort of depends on how BOS would view him as a prospect. But without those 3, there's such a big dropoff in our system. BOS would almost certainly find a better deal elsewhere.
  3. In Year 5 with Oakland. I'll hold it against the Sox for trading away a 3 WAR player (what Semien basically was in his first four years with Oakland). I'm not going to hold it against them for trading away an 8 WAR player. There isn't a Sox fan alive who thought Semien was an 8 WAR player.
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    Jimenez, Cease ranked 4th and 18th in long-term values

    Pretty crazy rookie class this year.
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    Nick Castellanos

    When the Cubs traded for Castellanos, there was a graphic showing all his flyouts at Comerica that would be HR's at Wrigley. Not sure how much the change of ballpark helped, but he's obviously doing quite well and probably playing himself out of our price range. Sure, we can pay up, but knowing the Sox, that would be the big acquisition of the offseason, and I think we'd all be pretty disappointed. I can't see them forking out the cash for Castellanos and a top starter. Any guesses on Castellanos's next contract? $75-80M over 5 years? 2020 will be his age 28 season, so he's still relatively young.
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    9/5 Sox@Indians gamethread

    Is there a video of the Goins play anywhere? Missed it.
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    Your 2019 MiLB POY is....

    There's been some updated top 100 lists that are relatively recent. He generally seems to fall in the 5-20 range. MLB Pipeline has him at #5 behind Franco, Mize, Gore, and Adell. That's the highest I've seen.
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    Your 2019 MiLB POY is....

    I don't know, I know it's a small sample, but Vaughn didn't exactly dominate A/A+ this year. I'm still expecting Vaughn to spend all of 2020 in AA/AAA and get the call-up a few weeks into 2021.
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    2020 RF options

    Yeah, the silver lining is that finding guys who are even a game or two above replacement level would be a huge upgrade. Then plug in Robert in CF, Madrigal at 2B, and sign a TOR starter and we're all set....
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    Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal

    It will never happen, but interesting comp idea. There are all sorts of large law, accounting, and consulting firms that manage to divvy up their profits every year among partners based on a variety of performance-based factors (e.g., billing, business generation, etc.). There's really no reason MLB players couldn't collectively do the same.
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    2020 RF options

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    2020 RF options

    Well, sure, they could pay him, but I’d rather they spend that kind of money elsewhere.
  13. League-average OPS in 2016 was .739, now it's .760. https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/bat.shtml
  14. I believe that's it. While his stat line is roughly the same, the league-wide numbers are way up, which impacts OPS+.
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    2020 RF options

    I like Castellanos but he's playing himself out of our price range right now.